Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Musicians to Play Benefit Concert to Help People Affected by Fort McMurray Fire

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Musicians to Play Benefit Concert to Help People Affected by Fort McMurray Fire

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Musicians to raise money for Fort McMurray rebuild

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EDMONTON - Nickelback and other Canadian musicians will be taking to the stage to raise money for people affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Some of the other artists who are to play the June 29 Fire Aid benefit concert in Edmonton include Blue Rodeo, Corb Lund and Ian Tyson.

Organizers say all proceeds raised from the event at Commonwealth Stadium will benefit the Fort McMurray United Way to support the city's efforts to rebuild.

More than 80,000 people were forced from their homes on May 3 by the wildfire that ripped through the oilsands city.

Residents are to be allowed to return starting on June 1 if officials determine that conditions are safe.

Volunteer organizers of the concert include officials from the Oilers Entertainment Group and the Edmonton Eskimos Football Club. …

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